Puerto Vallarta News

Local News from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by PVDN, the leading English news source serving the expat community and tourists in Vallarta.

Hurricane Marie Now a Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Marie rapidly intensified into a major hurricane on Saturday night, becoming the third major hurricane of the 2014 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. While the storm will not have any direct impacts on Mexico or the United States, indirect impacts, such as surf and enhanced monsoonal rainfall, could be rather significant. During Saturday morning, Marie...
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Hurricane Marie intensifies to category four

*UPDATE 1:05 PM – August 24, 2014 MARIE IS NOW A CATEGORY 5 STORY, CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST REPORT. It’s important to note that the Hurricane Center in Miami has no coastal warnings and has reported hurricane Marie is moving away from the Mexico coast, however Mexico’s National Weather Services maintain a warning...
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Representatives from Puerto Vallarta Play Their Tourism Hand in Vegas

As a result of the widely successful Vallarta-Nayarit campaign and the strategic alliance with the Mexico Tourism Board, the Puerto Vallarta Board of Tourism and the Convention and Visitors Bureaus of Riviera Nayarit (CVB) participated in the twenty-sixth edition of Virtuoso Travel Week held in Las Vegas, Nevada this past August 11th through the 14th....
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Summer in Puerto Vallarta, Maybe Not the “Slow Season” for Long.

Travelers are realizing the great savings and fun that can be had in Puerto Vallarta during off-peak tourist months. So far this summer nearly 400,000 tourists have visited Puerto Vallarta, both national and international travelers. This represents an increase of 15% compared to the same period last year. Carlos Gernard, Director of Tourisim in Puerto...
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Local Female Athlete Gains International Attention

Local athlete, Karen Jacobson, has received significant media attention internationally after CBS announced it will broadcast the SUP (stand up paddleboard) Ultimate Showdown tournament to be held on Waikiki, Hawaii. The Puerto Vallarta Tourisim Board sponsored the professional surfer during the tournament circuit in Hawaii and California. The young athlete represents Puerto Vallarta and Mexico...
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Things to Do This Weekend in Puerto Vallarta – August 22 – 24

It’s “Things to Do Thursday” where we help you plan your weekend of activities around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Los Mangos Library Summer FUNdraiser at Villa Mandarinas This weekend brings family fun for a good cause, the Los Mangos Library Summer FUNdraiser at the beautiful Villa Mandarinas on August 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm....
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Vallarta Nayarit Campaign is Catching On

…with Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit recouping 100,000 of 400,000 air seats lost during the recession that began in 2008, said Richard Zarkin, public relations director for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “In 2009 the swine flu came, along with safety perceptions about Mexico, which didn’t help at all,” he said. The tide,...
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Spay & Neuter Clinic in Puerto Vallarta

Find complete details, directions, and instructions about caring for your pet before visiting the clinic at the bottom of this page. Why should you spay or neuter your pet? The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. But it can be the single best decision you make for...
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PROFECO Shuts Down 15 Businesses in Puerto Vallarta for Violations

The federal consumer protection agency (PROFECO) placed seals suspending 15 businesses in Puerto Vallarta, among them hotels, restaurants, bars, timeshares and self service department and electronics stores. However, the sanctioned businesses were not identified. All the sanctioned businesses violated federal consumer protection laws, reported PROFECO representative, Gabriela Vázquez, who led an operation in the vacation...
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Capt Pete’s Summer Fishing Report 2014, Puerto Vallarta

Summer time is here and the fishing is heating up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During the months of June through October we have some of the best fishing in the world. In the month of June usually around the 15th Of the month we get rains every day about 6 to 7 pm in the...
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US State Department Clarifies Travel to Puerto Vallarta is Safe

For the first time in six-months the US State Department has updated their travel advisory to Mexico. The most recent update includes the green light for Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta-Nayarit, and Guadalajara. “There is no recommendation against travel to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. There is also no recommendation against travel on principal highways in Jalisco between...
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LAS ALAMANDAS INTRODUCES GUEST PROGRAM TO PROTECT BABY SEA TURTLES

The Sea Turtle Protection Program at Las Alamandas, located between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo along the famed Costalegre Coast, has been a great success over the years, increasing the number of turtles arriving each year on the four beaches of this hideaway resort nestled inside a private nature reserve. And now guests can participate in...
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